The shootings occurred after several officers, responding to a call for assistance, drove to the bridge and encountered six civilians who were walking across it to get food and supplies, the indictment says. The officers fired, killing one person -- later identified as 19-year-old James Brissette -- and wounding four others, according to the indictment.
Once they reached the other side of the bridge, the officers started shooting again, killing Ronald Madison, a 40-year-old severely disabled man, the indictment says.
Madison was shot seven times -- five times in the back, the coroner has said.
What this sounds like to me is inexcusable police brutality. Cops often abuse their power. When their supervisors become aware of it, they help cover it up, as Lohmanto did.
What I can't accept is the pro-gun suggestion that this has something to do with a gun confiscation conspiracy. The exaggerated claim that post-Katrina gun confiscations took place in order for the government to execute citizens is beyond ridiculous.
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